American Association for Cancer Research

Support and Advocacy Groups: Colorectal Cancer

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Colorectal Cancer Awareness maintains an Olympus-supported awareness website and provides consumers with the opportunity to learn more about the latest colon cancer research, screening options, patient stories, risk assessments and other medical resources.

Colon Cancer Alliance
1025 Vermont Ave, NW, Suite 1066
Washington, DC 20005

The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) provides newly diagnosed patients with a variety of support services, including information about ways to deal with the financial burden of medical treatment. The CCA also offers educational resources for survivors' families, friends and caregivers.

Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada
1-877-50-COLON (1-877-502-6566)
5 Place Ville Marie, Suite 1230
Montréal, Quebec H3B 2G2

The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) provides information about colorectal cancer prevention, screening and treatment. It also connects survivors to support groups around Canada and online. The association advocates for a national screening program and for better access to colorectal cancer treatment in Canada. There is an advocacy tool kit available on the website. The CCAC offers services in English and French.

Fight Colorectal Cancer
1414 Prince Street, Suite 204
Alexandria, VA 22314

Fight Colorectal Cancer, formerly C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition, demands a cure for colon and rectal cancer. They educate and support patients and caregivers, push for changes in policy that will increase and improve research, and empower survivors to raise their voices against the status quo. Fight Colorectal Cancer offers patients information about prevention, screening, treatment options and clinical trials. The organization actively advocates to improve cancer research, policy and awareness.

Lynch Syndrome International
P.O. Box 5456
Vacaville, CA 95688

Lynch Syndrome International (LSI) provides emotional support and resources for affected individuals and their families, creates public awareness of the syndrome, educates health care professionals and members of the general public and encourages support for Lynch syndrome research endeavors. LSI, an organization solely led by volunteers, is governed by Lynch syndrome survivors, their families and health care professionals who specialize in Lynch syndrome. 


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August 1, 2011